This is a web extract of Bruce Damer's classic book
"Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet" Published by Peachpit Press in October of 1997.
Along with the full chapter text and images is extra supplemental material including: appendices, interviews and tutorials. This PDF file is a dump of the book's public web site which was published on the CD-ROM and is also available online at: http://www.digitalspace.com/avatars/book/fullbook/index.htm